Posts Tagged ‘LASIK consultation’

What age is best for LASIK?

lasik-age250x250There are certain ages that are considered landmarks – the first time you drive or vote – but for LASIK there’s really no “set age”.  In short, 18 is the minimum age for LASIK because your eyes are still changing.  Even if you’re not having any noticeable vision problems, you should have your eyes examined regularly to provide insight into your best time for LASIK.

Don’t wait too long for LASIK

It’s better that you don’t wait too long for LASIK.  As you age, your eyes start changing more and you may not be best candidate at age 45 as you would have been at 35.  Of course of all of these suggestions are relative to your individual eye conditions.   Start your regular exams prior to LASIK surgery and track changes.  Your eyeglass prescription should be stable (less than +/-0.50 diopter change) for one year or more before proceeding with surgery.

Do the quick check list today:

If you answer YES to any the following then LASIK may be right for you.

  • Are you UNDER the age of 60?
  • Without your corrective lenses, is your distance vision blurred?
  • Have you ever been told you have astigmatism?
  • Are your eyes otherwise healthy?


Free LASIK consultations are available now.  See if you’re a good candidate and take advantage of your HSA or other flex spending options!  Call 404-778-2SEE to schedule with Emory.

Still have more questions about LASIK surgery? Schedule a consultation today.


About Dr. Randleman

randleman-j-bradleyJ. Bradley Randleman, MD, is a widely respected cornea specialist whose areas of expertise include: cataract and refractive cataract surgery with premium IOL implantation, LASIK and other corneal and intraocular refractive surgical procedures, the management of keratoconus, corneal diseases, and corneal transplantation. His primary research interests include the diagnosis, prevention, and management of refractive surgical complications and corneal cross-linking.

Dr. Randleman joined the Emory Eye Center faculty in 2004 and served as assistant residency director for two years while also completing a fellowship at Emory University in cornea/external disease and refractive surgery. He serves as service director for the section of Cornea, External Disease and Refractive Surgery.

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Notes on a LASIK Consultation

So I just got back from my Emory Vision consultation. I had a lot of questions about the process, side effects, bad results, and the like. But first off, I did a bunch of tests. You put your chin on a chin rest, and then you stare ahead at lights, or dots, and you can’t blink for a few seconds. I think they should install some periscope handles under the testing equipment, just because it’d be cool.

They map your corneas and retinas, and the visuals reminded me of 2001: A Space Odyssey. I did not encounter HAL9000 though.

All joking aside, it was fascinating to go through the process, and the Emory Vision staff was a great source of information. I had read a piece in a magazine about problems with LASIK, and I was kind of anxious about whether to go through with the whole thing after reading some of the stories. But after the testing process, they determined that I was a good candidate for the procedure. I spoke with Rhonda Brown for a while and asked a bunch of questions, and she really put me at ease. Dr. Randleman came in, and we talked and decided that blended vision was a great option for me. Then they assembled a set of Thomas Dolby looking test glasses for me to put on so they could gauge the effect that blended vision would have on me.

Don’t I look cool?

We talked at length about what I could expect on surgery day and afterward, the improvements to the technology over the years, and the limitations of the procedure. I am so ready to be rid of these glasses.